Paper Talk: Man Utd at odds with Juve as stunning two-for-one Pogba package revealed; Chelsea to follow up Ziyech with £23m swoop
Manchester United have hit an impasse with Juventus over Paul Pogba’s valuation, while Chelsea are planning another exciting swoop – all in the latest Paper Talk.
Juventus are preparing to offer Manchester United a £125million package including Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot in a bid to bring Paul Pogba back to Turin, according to reports.
Pogba has remained a divisive figure at Old Trafford since his move back to the club from Juve in 2016, with the Frenchman unable to show his best talent in the past few seasons.
The midfielder has long been linked with a move back to Italy with Juve, while Spanish giants Real Madrid are also said to be interested.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport (via the Daily Mail), Juve’s interest in Pogba has not waned and their latest offer for the 26-year-old includes Rabiot and Ramsey and will rise to £125million with wages.
Both have failed to tie down regular spots in Maurizio Sarri’s side after moves from Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal, respectively, and Sarri is reportedly open to the pair leaving.
With Juventus’ offer firmly on the table, however, the Sunday Mirror claims that United want £130million for Pogba, who has suffered a lack of game time this term due to injuries.
It is said that United are keen to offload Pogba before Euro 2020 kicks off as they look to have funds available for their summer spending.
Read more: Man Utd urged to sign Ramsey
Chelsea are plotting a summer move for Inter Milan midfielder Matias Vecino, who is valued at £23million (Sunday Express)
Manchester City’s first-team stars sat down with the club’s chief executive Ferran Soriano on Friday less than an hour after UEFA banned Pep Guardiola’s side from the Champions League (Sunday Telegraph)
Premier League clubs fear becoming “collateral damage”, with the season likely to end in uncertainty as City battle with the Court of Arbitration for Sport to overturn UEFA’s ruling (Sunday Telegraph)
Real Madrid are preparing to take advantage of City’s situation by submitting a £180m bid for Raheem Sterling (Sun on Sunday)
Should Guardiola leave, former Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is ready and waiting to take over at the Etihad Stadium (Sun on Sunday)
Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte is eyeing up a summer move for Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Sunday Mirror)
Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers is keen on a swoop for Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney after working with the Scot during his Celtic tenure (90min)
Manchester United have their eyes on three English signings – Max Aarons and Todd Cantwell from Norwich as well as West Ham’s Declan Rice (Mail on Sunday)
Aston Villa boss Dean Smith is prepared to raise Jack Grealish’s wages in a bid to ward off interest from United (Sunday Mirror)
Paul Pogba’s agent Raiola has again spoken out, saying that it would not be “impossible” for the midfielder to return to Turin this summer (Sunday Telegraph)
Sporting Lisbon vice-president Francisco Salgado Zenha claims United paid over the odds for Bruno Fernandes (Sunday Mirror)
Luke Shaw has admitted that United’s stars have betrayed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the fans this season (Sunday Mirror)